How does a critical sociologist approach a troubled world? Bill Carroll, professor of sociology at the Department of Sociology, University of Victoria (Victoria, Canada), has sent us this awesome music video. The original composition, entitled “Blind Eye Forward”, is a… Read More ›
“A 1940’s record of a symphony written in late 19th century”: Interview with German filmmaker Moritz Liewerscheidt
“Jahrhundertwende” (“Turn of the Century”) is a thirty-minute essay film by Berlin-based filmmaker Moritz Liewerscheidt. The film reflects both the formation of Nazi ideology in the early 20th century and the situation in today’s Eastern Germany, where a neo-Nazi movement… Read More ›
Since 2011, about 30,000 refugees have fled Sudan after the country started a campaign against immigrants (here is a detailed article about the Sudanese situation by Eric Reeves). The refugees fled across the border from Sudan’s Blue Nile state to South Sudan… Read More ›
Guardian’s animated infographic reveals the extent of monetary inequality in Britain in 2013. See it and compare your own ideals, perceptions and the reality.
Two weeks ago, a New Jersey based venture launched a new web magazine in the heritage of Bob Guccione‘s Omni. Besides publishing the Penthouse magazine, Guccione cared deeply about art and science, as Claire Evans, editor of Omni Reboot claims…. Read More ›
“Visual Sociology and the Sociological Imagination” on Bundlr
Do you know exactly how many people there are in the world? At least almost exactly? A good estimate? You can look it up (and keep looking it up) on the World Population Clock. This may be visualised demography rather… Read More ›
Artwork: Alice Santoro (www.alycesantoro.com) Attempting the impossible by Alyce Santoro, “a delicate empiricist” Shifts in society reflect shifts in the social imaginary: excerpt of the Manifesto for the Obvious International (the full text can be read here): “In philosophy, the… Read More ›
The Future of Public Markets by Claudia Vallvé, Barcelona Fresh markets are an essential part of Mediterranean countries. Not only as a place for shopping groceries and fresh food. Fresh markets are also (or used to be) the social centre… Read More ›
I shoot, therefore I exist by Claudia Vallvé, Barcelona This is my street. I see them every day, any hour of the day. By dozens. Standing there. Taking their photos. They come, they shoot, they go. Average of stay: 3… Read More ›
The Visual Criminology Project: Beyond Data Visualization and the Power of Spectacle (Visual Sociology #004)
Although criminology has grown as a field of study in the last 2 decades, it remains rooted in sociology. The study of the analysis of crime, criminal behaviour, and societal responses to law breaking cannot be understood without understanding who… Read More ›
Baklava is a recent Bulgarian film which was banned as soon as it was released a couple of years ago due to allegations of content unsuitable for the screen, including violence, indecency and child pornography. Allegations aside, the film presents a bleak,… Read More ›
“Painting primates” by Justin Goodman and Joseph Klett Welcome to the first article in our visual sociology column! It introduces a less widely known area of sociology: the study of animals and society. Do check out the website of the American Sociological… Read More ›
Illustration 1: “Transformational” Owton, 2012, Charcoal, 297x420mm, 130gsm, white cartridge paper Cross country; years and years running, Huuuuuge amounts of training, Puzzled; getting nowhere… slower and slower, Not occurring that I had undiagnosed asthma. Germany, in the street collapsed, Running… Read More ›
Dr Helen Owton is a Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Northampton
This gallery traces the evolution of female Wimbledon fashion, from the floor-length dresses of the 1880s to the skin-tight miniskirts of today: (click on the image to see the full gallery)
Check out the website “Films for action”: it has an excellent online collection of films. Here is their Film of the Day for 22 February 2013:
See this Chronicle of Higher Education report on the publishing patterns of female academic authors in the last three and a half centuries.
In this video, Dalton Conley discusses the C.W.Mills’ idea that a successful sociologist makes the familiar strange.
Ever wondered how much money Greece owes, and who lent the money? Here is a helpful visualisation.